BRWC Results – 2019

AV, AV Schools, VMA and VRWC Champs, Middle Park, Sunday 23 June 2019

BRWC walkers Jemma, Alannah and Scott Peart, Fraser Saunder and Charlotte MacDonnell were all in action in the Victorian Schools Racewalk Championships meet in Middle Park on Sunday 23rd June. All performed well, with golds to Alanna and Fraser, silver to Jemma and bronze to Scott, while Charlotte finished just outside the medals in her first race in Melbourne.

AV Schools U20 Girls 10 km
2.  Peart, Jemma           Ballarat High School         49:21   PB 2:35

AV Schools U18 Girls 5 km
1.  Peart, Alannah          Ballarat High School         24:14

AV Schools U16 Boys 3 km
1.  Saunder, Fraser        Ballarat Grammar School      14:21

AV Schools U14 Boys 3 km
3.  Peart, Scott           Black Hill Primary School    17:53   PB 0:08

VRWC U12 2.5km Championship Girls
14. MacDonnell, Charlotte  BRWC                         18:39




LBG Carnival, Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra, Sunday 9 June

BRWC walkers Jemma, Alannah and Scott Peart were part of the Racewalking Victoria team in Canberra on the Queens Birthday long weekend and they competed with distinction, each doing two races, a pretty tough program with a minimal break between races.

Jemma and Alannah won all the women’s races from U16 to Open – something I can’t remember happening before.

Jemma       1st   U20 10km     53:51
            1st   U18  5km     26:37
Alannah     1st   U16  3km     14:34
            1st   Open 5km     25:58
Scott       9th   U14  2km     11:44
           11th   U16  3km     18:05 
            2nd   U16  3km

Thanks to all the support crew in the background helping the kids to achieve these great results & having fun at the same time with the other Vic Athletes – Thanks WestVic Academy of Sport, Chris & RADcentre, Coach Wayne Peart, VRWC, Jess Rothwell, & Daryl helping Scotty with his style.




Alannah, Jemma and Scott with trophies and medals

BRWC Benita Van Raaphorst Memorial 3km Handicap, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Sunday 19 May

A bright Autumn morning greeted the walking group and the Van Raaphorst family at the race held in their sisters Benita’s honour. Benita Van Raaphorst was an up and coming junior racewalker who 18 years ago passed away in an accident, and this race is held in memory of her dedication to racewalking.

With the football season in full swing some of our walkers were otherwise occupied. Our small field keenly headed off in handicap order with our new walker Charlotte MacDonell leading the way and holding on to the end, finishing in 21:56 with a 2:50 sec PB. Laura Ballinger was not able to catch Charlotte but also finished well in 20:14 with a 51sec PB. Third place went to Fraser Saunder with a new club U16 record of 14:27.

Benita Van Raaphorst Memorial 3km Handicap
1. Charlotte MacDonell    21:56   PB:2:50 
2. Laura Balluinger       20:14   PB:0:51
3. Fraser Saunder         14:27
4. Scott Peart            18:14
5. Jemma Peart            15:10

Charlotte MacDonell

Charlotte MacDonell with van Raaphorst family

Willi Sawall 3km Handicap, North Gardens, Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Sunday 5 May

Once again, the Ballarat North Gardens provided the backdrop for our first race of the winter season. It was a small but keen group of walkers greeting the start line in this year’s Wili Sawall 3km walk, and in the presence of the great walker Willi Sawall himself. It was our top juniors who led out early with Jemma Peart, Alanna Peart and Fraser Saunder all producing good times, none giving an inch as they battled to the finish line. Jemma finished with the fastest time. Not to be out done Laura Ballinger produced a fine walk to cross the line in a time of 21:17. However it was Scott Peart who took the handicap honours in a time of 18:02. We also welcomed our new member Charlotte MacDonell for her first walk.

Willi Sawall 3km Handicap 3km Handicap
1. Scott Peart            18:02
2. Jemma Peart            14:21
3. Fraser Saunder         14:46
4. Alanna Peart           14:37
5. Laura Ballinger        21:17
6. Charlotte MacDonell    24:46  First one

Willi Sawall with winner Scott Peart